I prefer a man like Roger Staubach any day. He is a credit to his family, his faith and his fans. Now if he could just clean up the Dallas Cowgirls' act....
Clive Gammon's article on the Cosmos' impressive victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in Soccer Bowl-78 (Two in a Row for the Cosmos, Sept. 4) was enjoyable and did justice to a great team. But there is one point that annoys me and thousands of other New Jersey fans of the Cosmos—the reference to the Cosmos as a " New York-based team" playing in a stadium "outside New York." I am sure your readers are intelligent enough to know where New Jersey is without having to use New York as a reference point.
Your article Across the Sea to Glory (Aug. 8) is full of hot air. We have nothing against Clive Gammon or his writing, but such an adventure has no place in the world of sports.
Regarding the flight of Double Eagle II, who cares?
JOHN R. HESTER
The photograph of Double Eagle II is the most magnificent picture ever to grace your cover.
North Andover, Mass.
As a charter subscriber, let me congratulate Clive Gammon on his marvelous reporting. One "rode the air" with this triumphant trio, Abruzzo. Anderson and Newman.
RICHARD JONATHAN MILLER
Kennett Square, Pa.
Clive Gammon doubted the possibility of a ticker-tape parade in Albuquerque to honor the balloonists because "the buildings are mostly two-story adobe structures."
Just why do you allow provincial writers with a hayseed's knowledge of places and geography outside of megalopolis to present such ignorance to the public? For your edification, Albuquerque, with its skyscrapers, fine restaurants and the best that three cultures have to offer, is one of America's most modern and livable cities. It makes most of Manhattan look as if it needs urban renewal.
However, maybe you shouldn't correct such distortions. It will serve to discourage newcomers, too many of whom can ruin a nice city and turn it into another New York.
The Hobbs Daily News-Sun
Hobbs, N. Mex.
The three-part series on Brutality in Football (Aug. 14 et seq.) is an outstanding contribution to sports medicine, as well as a timely demand for sanity in this important area of our national life.